Presented at the 2023 Summit

Conceptual Blending in ASL Storytelling

0.2 CEUs, PS

The purpose of this workshop is to provide tools to begin to develop critical skills necessary in ASL Storytelling. We begin with discussing and identifying various type of classifiers and surrogate space by observing various genres in ASL storytelling on video. Also, we will be discussing and identifying various types of non-manual markers and the use of spatial organization by observing various genres in ASL storytelling. After the process of observation and identification of these ASL components, we will begin to apply them using given materials such as popular children's books and short video clips. Enhancing your ASL storytelling is not only limited to ASL literature arts but can be broadened to other genres such as science and history for example. As of result, this workshop can greatly support you by bringing your ASL skills to another level especially in the interpreting field and empower your Deaf clients’ understanding of your interpretation.

Workshop Curriculum

  1. 1
    • Welcome

    • Workshop Handout

  2. 2
    • Workshop

    • Quiz

Reviews from The Summit

Average Rating

4.9/5.0The activity provided opportunities to develop skill and/or awareness.

4.9/5.0The learning materials used were effective and complimented the goals of the activity.

4.8/5.0This activity will contribute to my professional growth.

4.9/5.0The instructor interacted with the participants in a professional manner.

  • Summit Attendee

    Fantastic workshop - definitely a boost to our interpreting skills.

  • Summit Attendee

    Awesome knowledge! Awesome teacher! Awesome energy!

  • Summit Attendee

    Very enjoyable as well as informative workshop! Thank you!

Meet Your Presenter

Educator, Deaf Performing Artist

Jason Norman

Jason currently is teaching Pre-Kindergarten at ASL and English Lower School (PS 347). His background includes being a full-time ASL instructor at Boston University, an ASL performer, consultant, and workshop presenter.  While living in NYC, he has taught Deaf and hearing students with Deaf parents in ASL Arts and Mathematics at PS 347. He holds a Master's degree in Teaching ASL as a Foreign Language from Columbia University. He also has a Master's degree from McDaniel College in Deaf Education. From 2002 to 2009, Jason worked as an ASL advisor at Juilliard, for the annual theatre interpreting program.
FRID is an Approved RID CMP Sponsor for Continuing Education Activities. This Professional Studies program is offered for 0.2 CEU's at the ‘Some’ Content Knowledge Level. TerpAcademy promotes an environment of mutual respect, free of discrimination based on gender, sexual orientation, race, religion, or any other protected class.